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Chris Knight: Self-realization. I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, when he said, “I drank what?”
Chris Knight: This? This is ice. This is what happens to water when it gets too cold. This? This is Kent. This is what happens to people when they get too sexually frustrated.
Chris Knight: What about that time I found you naked with that bowl of Jello?
Kent: That’s a lie!
Chris Knight: This is true!
Kent: Hey, I was hot and I was hungry!
Chris Knight: As you know, Mitch and I were working on the cyanide system. Well, eariler today it ate itself. But, these little set-backs are just what we need to take a giant step forward. Right, Kent? Needless to say, I was a little despondent about the melt down, but then, it the midst of my preparations for hari kiri, it came to me. It is possible to synthesize excited bromide in an argon matrix. It’s an excimer frozen in its excited state.
Bodey: Th…That’s impossible.
Knight: It’s a chemical laser but in solid, not gaseous, form. Put simply, in deference to you, Kent, it’s like lasing a stick of dynamite. As soon as we apply a field, we couple to a state, it is radiatively coupled to the ground state. I figure we can extract at least 10 to the 21st photons per cubic centimeter which will give one kilojoule per cubic centimeter at 600 nanometers, or, one megajoule per liter.
Mrs. Taylor: Dr. Hathaway, I saw your show the other night on radioactive isotopes and I’ve got a question for you.
Dr. Hathaway: Yes?
Mrs. Taylor: Is that your real hair?